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Google failed to honor ‘don’t be evil’ pledge in firing engineers – lawsuit

By Julia Love
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of former Google employees sued the Alphabet Inc unit on Monday alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honoring its famous motto “don’t be evil.”
In the lawsuit filed in California state court in Santa Clara county, former Google employees Rebecca Rivers, Sophie Waldman and Paul Duke alleged that they were fired two years ago for fulfilling their contractual obligation to speak up if they saw Google violating its “don’t be evil” pledge.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company has said before that the employees violated data security policies.
Their firings also have led to an ongoing National Labor Relations Board trial over whether the company engaged in …

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